Top 3 Cleaning Tips

September 22, 2011   ·   By   ·   No Comments   ·   Posted in News

Residential Cleaning – Top 3 Tips

1.Vacuum regularly: Vacuum carpets at least once a week, since 80% of dirt in carpets is loose dirt that should be removed quickly before it becomes absorbed by the fibers. You should vacuum high traffic areas more often, if needed.

2. Dust your floor: Use a treated dust mop once a week to remove fine dirt and sand from wood floors and marble. These small particles get ground into hard surfaces and can cause irreparable damage.

3. Respond to spots immediately: Spot clean smudges and spills on upholstery as soon as they occur, using a soft cloth with a small amount of mild detergent. Once a spill dries, it can be extremely difficult or impossible to remove.

Commercial Cleaning – Top 3 Tips

1. Carpet Density: A higher density carpet holds up a lot better to heavy traffic. As you’d expect, it costs more. Since parts of your floor may have more traffic than others, you can be smart on density – many manufacturers offer the same pattern in different densities, so you can put your money where it counts.

2. Carpet Backing: If crushing is important, backing makes the difference, since it’s how the carpet transfers weight, like the shocks in your car. Good backing also needs to be able to stand up under chemical treatments and spills, while being resistant to moisture and odors. You can also probably choose whether or not to have the carpet glued directly to the floor or placed on cushion. Cushion adds cost but provides many benefits, from energy and acoustic savings to increased life and appeal.

3. Carpet Maintenance: The key is maintenance. Most manufacturers provide guidelines to what kind and how much maintenance is needed. Regular vacuuming is critical, whether the carpet “looks dirty” or not. Particles left on carpets will lead to ground in stains.

Water Damage Cleaning – Top 3 Tips

1. Equipment: Use dehumidifiers if available. Use fans to circulate the air and assist drying.

2. Temperature: If damage occurs during a cool season, leave heat on; if in summer, use an air conditioner if available.

3. Do not wait: Call for professional help. Damage from the water and bacteria growth can begin within hours.

Fire Damage Cleaning – Top 3 Tips

1. Roll up oriental or area rugs to prevent additional soiling from walking on them.

2. Send clothing with heavy smoke damage to a qualified professional dry cleaner that specializes in smoke damage.

3. Tape cheesecloth over intake and outlet air registers to capture any loose soot in the air.

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